HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 c178W
19. Mr. Olner

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on European procurement. [30573]

Mr. Freeman

Our procurement policy is based on securing value for money through open competition. European manufactures may bid competitively for the majority of UK defence equipment needs. The UK actively pursues collaboration with our European allies.